Agents of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC) are forever wailing from the rooftops over the fact that whites once enslaved blacks in America.
But there are some crucial facts that they omit from the narrative of White Oppression and Black Victimhood.
First, from the mists of time until the 18th century, slavery had been a universal institution, endorsed by religious and non-religious moralists alike. The very word “slave” stems from “Slav,” which in turn derives from the Slavish people’s experience of having been enslaved en masse by North African Muslims.
There is scarcely a person alive today whose ancestors weren’t both enslavers and enslaved. Yet it wasn’t until the late 1700’s that, for the first time, a moral backlash erupted against this age-old institution, a revolt in England spearheaded by people who—horror of horrors!–were white, Christian business men. Such was their vigilance that they soon swayed the British Empire, which in turn brought the full weight of their military and economic weight to bear upon Africans, Arabs, and Asians who had to be coerced into abandoning the practice of slave-trading.
Other European countries, and their offshoots, like America, soon enough followed suit. Thanks to their efforts—the tireless endeavors of just those people upon whose shoulders “anti-racist” ideologues lay sole blame for slavery (and every other scourge)—slavery is now illegal everywhere. That RIC agents act as if none of this history happened proves just how invested they are in peddling their ideological fictions.
Their neglect of politically-inconvenient circumstances in the present is also telling.
While slavery is illegal, it is nevertheless still practiced in a variety of places. By some estimates, there are more slaves today than there has been at any time in the past.
And nowhere is slavery more common, and more brutal, than in the Islamic world.